Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.
Hebrews 1: “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”
The Greek term for drift means to slip or flow past or to glide by.
How do we face giants?
1. Define the Situation
2. Determine how to respond
3. Refuse to be discouraged
4. Depend on God for help
Christ came to serve the needs of humanity
Christ came to show the example to humanity
Christ came to sacrifice for humanity
Christ came to save the eternity of humanity
Part of reaching your destiny is understanding your detours.
– Tony Evans
If the request is wrong – God says no
If the timing is wrong – God says slow
If you are wrong – God says grow
But if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right – God says go!
Realizing the future is uncertain not only teaches us trust in God, it helps us properly value the present. To be obsessed with future plans may result in our failure to appreciate present blessings or our evasion of present duties.
– John Wesley
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
– 2 Timothy 1:7
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
– Psalm 23:5-6
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
– Psalm 23:4